Rainbow Street
Rainbow Street
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  • Jessabelll
    New York City, New York235 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun but very underwhelming
    Everyone was talking about Rainbow Street and how we could not miss it, so we checked it out. It was nice to walk around and grab some shawarma, but otherwise, I did not understand what the hype was about. There were a lot of shops selling souvenirs and cafes and restaurants that catered to tourists, but that is about it. Definitely not an authentic experience and the shopping was not what I was hoping, but it was an easy area to walk around and get some quick, inexpensive food.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
  • kmcallister1
    Twickenham, United Kingdom128 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A few interesting things to see but not somewhere to spend all day.
    We had heard that we should visit Rainbow Street while in Amman. While there are a few interesting parts, they are in a relatively small area. A few side streets with colourful umbrellas or bandanas hung from the top of lampposts. A few quirky and interesting looking bars. A few shops mostly selling tourist souvenirs. A few bits of street art. But, not enough to fill a day out. So, worth a quick visit but dont expect to much to see.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 December 2023
  • Ihar Beliauski
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates321 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rainbow street in Amman
    Our visit to Rainbow Street, a week before Ramadan, didn't quite match the vibrant atmosphere depicted in online images. Situated high on the hill, reaching there on foot can be challenging, suggesting a taxi might be a more convenient option. While the street hosts various establishments, it seemed dominated by overpriced restaurants, cafes, and stores. However, we discovered a hidden gem – a delightful Palestinian souvenir store that stood out in the midst of the commercial scene.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 March 2024
  • 822JeanetteG
    Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best little secret
    Totally peaceful and safe despite neighbourly current situation. People are friendly, much to do ( Dead Sea scrolls, Royal car museum ) and the food is fab. Rainbow Street is great shopping and restaurants
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 May 2024
  • Flipperty Gibbert
    Carlisle, United Kingdom130 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A less traditional side of the city
    Overrated in my opinion, but nice enough, I guess. Lots of restaurants, cafes, trendy sort of places with umbrella covered walkways, lampshaded streetlights, Solidarity grafitti, painted steps. There are burger bars, restaurants in old buses (I got a much needed slush!) and some overpriced souvenir shops. I expected much MORE given the hype about how cool it is. It is modern though, so I guess that is the attraction. I got a taxi up and walked back down (easier to explore anywhere in Amman that way, it is very hilly). Nice views of the citadel on the way down.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 June 2024
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Flipperty Gibbert
Carlisle, UK130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Overrated in my opinion, but nice enough, I guess.
Lots of restaurants, cafes, trendy sort of places with umbrella covered walkways, lampshaded streetlights, Solidarity grafitti, painted steps.
There are burger bars, restaurants in old buses (I got a much needed slush!) and some overpriced souvenir shops.
I expected much MORE given the hype about how cool it is. It is modern though, so I guess that is the attraction.
I got a taxi up and walked back down (easier to explore anywhere in Amman that way, it is very hilly). Nice views of the citadel on the way down.
Written 18 June 2024
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822JeanetteG
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Totally peaceful and safe despite neighbourly current situation. People are friendly, much to do ( Dead Sea scrolls, Royal car museum ) and the food is fab. Rainbow Street is great shopping and restaurants
Written 9 May 2024
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Ihar Beliauski
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates321 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Our visit to Rainbow Street, a week before Ramadan, didn't quite match the vibrant atmosphere depicted in online images. Situated high on the hill, reaching there on foot can be challenging, suggesting a taxi might be a more convenient option. While the street hosts various establishments, it seemed dominated by overpriced restaurants, cafes, and stores. However, we discovered a hidden gem – a delightful Palestinian souvenir store that stood out in the midst of the commercial scene.
Written 12 March 2024
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kmcallister1
Twickenham, UK128 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
We had heard that we should visit Rainbow Street while in Amman. While there are a few interesting parts, they are in a relatively small area. A few side streets with colourful umbrellas or bandanas hung from the top of lampposts. A few quirky and interesting looking bars. A few shops mostly selling tourist souvenirs. A few bits of street art.
But, not enough to fill a day out. So, worth a quick visit but dont expect to much to see.
Written 11 December 2023
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KMLondon22
London, UK202 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Sorry, but I was completely underwhelmed. I'm sure many of the restaurants are very nice, but I found the street had no character and did not live up to its reputation as a must for visitors.
Written 21 November 2023
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Za036
Lugano, Switzerland707 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Nice walk if in Amman, enjoyed a different view of the city and the buzz of Rainbow Street. Certainly a way to get to know what Amman can offer.
Written 17 November 2023
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Jessabelll
New York City, NY235 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Everyone was talking about Rainbow Street and how we could not miss it, so we checked it out. It was nice to walk around and grab some shawarma, but otherwise, I did not understand what the hype was about. There were a lot of shops selling souvenirs and cafes and restaurants that catered to tourists, but that is about it. Definitely not an authentic experience and the shopping was not what I was hoping, but it was an easy area to walk around and get some quick, inexpensive food.
Written 16 October 2023
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Russ Lacuata
Long Beach, CA9,550 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Touristy area of Amman, with overpriced bars, cafes, and restaurants. It's more of an Instagram worthy scene, but otherwise, they are all underwhelming.

If you skip it, you are not missing much.
Written 13 October 2023
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,943 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Overrated but nevertheless apparently the closest thing to a fun street you can hope in Amman. A few bars and restaurants. Very quiet for such a place.
Written 6 September 2023
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Elena G
Berlin, Germany141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Pretty street with colourful decoration - the coffee shops and restaurants around are vibey but slightly overpriced. It's more of an Instagram must-see than an actual landmark.
Written 28 July 2023
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